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Year: 2001
USA & UK: Twentieth Century Fox
Cast: Johnny Depp, Heather Graham, Ian Holm, Jason Flemyng, Robbie Coltrane, Lesley Sharp, Susan Lynch, Katrin Cartlidge, Annabelle Apsion, Terence Harvey, Paul Rhys, Joanna Page, Ian Richardson, Bryon Fear, Ian McNeice, Stephen Milton, Sophia Myles
Directors: Albert Hughes, Allen Hughes
Countries: USA / Czech Republic
USA: 137 mins
UK: 122 mins
USA Rated: R for strong violence/gore, sexuality, language and drug content
UK Certificate: 18 contains strong gory violence, drug use and language
USA Release Date: 19 October 2001
UK Release Date: 8 February 2002


"One day men will look back and say I gave birth to the twentieth century." - Jack the Ripper.

He is fear and darkness. The first tabloid star of the twentieth century, he remains the most notorious and enigmatic serial killer in history. Jack the Ripper committed five heinous, ritualistic murders during a ten-week span in London in the fall of 1888, creating a frenzied atmosphere of gossip, rumor and terror. He was never caught.

Based on a popular graphic novel, FROM HELL puts an intense psychological spin on the horrific legend of Jack the Ripper and unravels a chilling alleged conspiracy involving the highest powers in England. Starring Johnny Depp as Inspector Frederick George Abberline, Heather Graham as Mary Kelly and Ian Holm as Inspector Gull.

The movie's principal locations include several historic castles outside Prague and a large re-creation of the Whitechapel district of London where the murders occurred. Constructed on a 20-acre site near the famed Barrandov Studios, the Whitechapel set is an accurate rendering of the buildings and narrow cobblestone alleys of the infamous area where five indigent prostitutes met their grisly fates. The film's sets were created by Academy AwardŽ-winning production designer Martin Childs (SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE) and built by his team of seventy artists and carpenters.

Feature Running Time:121 minutes
Original Aspect Ratio:2.35:1 (Wide-screen 16x9)
Sound & Picture Quality:Dolby 5.1/DTS
Subtitles: English for the hearing impaired, Spanish, French

DVD Special Features:
Mini-documentary 'Tour of the Whitechapel'
Storyboard comparisons
Stills Gallery
A 'making of' and behind-the-scenes with the Hughes brothers
Interactive documentary 'Jack the Ripper: 6 degrees of separation'
23 deleted scenes with optional alternate ending
Commentary by directors Albert and Allen Hughes
HBO special 'A view from hell'

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